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Sonova + AB + InSound Medical = Sounds Good by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted Wed 06 Jan 2010 8:16pm Sonova completed its $489 million acquisition of AB this week and announced the purchase of InSound Medical. According to the Reuters report, "InSound developed the first hearing system that is placed deep in the ear canal and is invisible from the outside. The hearing system can be used for up to 120 days before being replaced. The deal enable ... Read on »
Sonova + AB + InSound Medical = Sounds Good by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted Wed 06 Jan 2010 12:00am Sonova completed its $489 million acquisition of AB this week and announced the purchase of InSound Medical. According to the Reuters report, "InSound developed the first hearing system that is placed deep in the ear canal and is invisible from the outside. The hearing system can be used for up to 120 days before being replaced. The ... Read on »
Candida Albicans: What is the most medically-sound, effective way to treat candida overgrowth? Dr. Emily Altman’s answer o by DrEmilyAltman Posted Sun 14 Aug 2011 6:25pm In healthy individuals, in the head and neck area Candida albicans can be found in the oral cavity and in the external ear as a colonizer. It is very rare to have a Candida albicans rash on the face, other than in angular cheilitis (inflammation of the corners of the mouth, perleche). Candida albicans is also a cause of thrush in neonates, immu ... Read on »
Government Won’t Pay for Medical ‘Never Events’. Sound Policy or Sound Bite? by MKirschMD Posted Sat 03 Oct 2009 5:17am A new term has been introduced into the medical lexion - Never Events. This refers to medical misadventures that should never occur, such as removing the wrong limb or leaving a pair of pliers in a patient’s abdomen. These terms can be confusing for ordinary folks who are not medical policy wonks. Words and terminology matter here. 'Never e ... Read on »
TEDMED Great Challenges: Improving Medical Communication-Sound Bites for Twitter by Barbara Ficarra Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Tue 05 Mar 2013 4:42pm By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Part one of a three part series on Healthin30 TEDMED Great Challenges:  Improving Medical Communication TEDMED Great Challenges Improving Medical Communication Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA   The TEDMED Great Challenges Team in Medical Communication recently gathered toget ... Read on »
Part 3 – TEDMED Great Challenges: Improving Medical Communication-Sound Bites for Twitter by Barbara Ficarra Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Fri 15 Mar 2013 10:07am By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Part three of a three-part series on Healthin30 This post on Healthin30 is part three of the three-part series on the TEDMED Great Challenges:  Improving Medical Communication with Joseph Kvedar, MD and Robert Arnold, MD. The TEDMED Great Challenges Team in Medical Communication recently gathered to ... Read on »
Part 2 – TEDMED Great Challenges: Improving Medical Communication-Sound Bites for Twitter by Barbara Ficarra Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Mon 11 Mar 2013 4:50pm By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Part two of a three part series on Healthin30 What are your ideas to improve medical communication in health care?   The TEDMED Great Challenges Team in Medical Communication recently gathered together on Google Plus Live Hangout to talk about how to improve medical communication in the h ... Read on »
SoundBite Medical Device Connects with Teeth To Restore Hearing For Those Who are Deaf In One Ear by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 11 Jul 2012 12:14pm This is a pretty fascinating technology and you can read further how it is helping those who have lost their hearing in one ear.  As mentioned the company hopes to win approval with Medicare.  The FDA cleared the device about a year ago.  I also wonder how insurers will look at this and if you are covered by United you might be stuck with one ... Read on »
Tracking Medical Device Recalls – Sounds Like A Good Place for a Microsoft Tag Data Base at the FDA by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 06 Oct 2009 10:01pm This is a fairly simple answer that could keep a tags listed  in a data base that anyone could access as we are not talking about confidential information here, we are talking about a device.  The great thing about Microsoft Tags is that you can go online, find the tag and as long as you have the free software on a cell phone, you can get the in ... Read on »
Medical Device Innovation: Pocket Ultra Sound by Jamie C. Patient Expert Posted Mon 21 Mar 2011 12:41pm If you’ve ever had an Ultrasound then you’ve probably got a pretty good image in your head of what the average Ultrasound machine looks like. You might be picturing a computer screen. Or maybe you’re picturing the large and often awkward cart its rolled around on, strangely reminiscent of a 1980s printer. Though these machin ... Read on »